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 for Concentrating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Concentrate \Con*cen"trate\ (? or ?), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Concentrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Concentrating.] [Pref. con-
     + L. centrum center. Cf. Concenter.]
     1. To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite
        more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force; to
        fix; as, to concentrate rays of light into a focus; to
        concentrate the attention.
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              (He) concentrated whole force at his own camp.
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     2. To increase the strength and diminish the bulk of, as of a
        liquid or an ore; to intensify, by getting rid of useless
        material; to condense; as, to concentrate acid by
        evaporation; to concentrate by washing; -- opposed to
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              Spirit of vinegar concentrated and reduced to its
              greatest strength.                    --Arbuthnot.
     Syn: To combine; to condense; to consolidate.
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